Osazuwa Iduriase is tipping a victory for Godwin Obaseki in the Edo governorship election unless a surprise shock turns more Edo voters towards Osagie Ize Iyamu.
The monarch made the prediction when Obaseki and his campaign team, led by the Director of Campaign, Mr Osarodion Ogie, paid a visit to the palace to seek for his blessings.
Iduriase, who dismissed the rumour being peddled around that he (the monarch) had chased away Obaseki from his palace during an earlier campaign tour of the area, appealed that electioneering campaign should be based on issues and not falsehood.
He said that he was not even in the country when Obaseki earlier visited the area.
He also condemned the use of social media to spread falsehood, especially as it concerns the Edo governorship poll.
He added that “we have a problem with social media because so many lies are being peddled there. I got a call that I chased away Obaseki from my palace.
“I said what, me that was in America, how can someone outside the country be at his Palace at the same time. That was why I said when I come to town, I will see you personally.”
He commended Gov. Adams Oshiomhole of Edo for his achievements in the state and assured Obaseki that he would get the support of the people.
He said “if you look at the history of my people here, you will know the kind of people we are. As you have come here, we will tell our people about your ambition.
“Gov. Adams Oshiomhole has tried by developing the state and that has earned him respect.
“I will have to thank you also for the way you conducted yourself in this campaign and I know that in the election, you are going to emerge victorious.
“I pray our ancestors protect you before and after the election.”
Obaseki thanked the monarch for the prayers and blessings and promised not to disappoint the people of the state.
The News Agency of Nigeria (NAN) reports that the Edo governorship election will hold on September 28, 2016.